We are so thankful for CRA. It is great for kids who push the envelope academically - if your kid needs a more advanced curriculum it will be provided. CRA can also help if your child needs extra attention. We have several family members who attend; one who was two grade levels behind when he/she started, and at grade level within a year! Another youngster reading strong in kindergarten. We could spend 12k a year on sports camps and equipment... or make sure our kid is competitive academically. Easy choice for us!
My son is in Kindergarten at Cedar River, and we are very very impressed with the core values of the school. There is nothing holding these children back; they are free to excel at their own pace and are constantly provided individualized attention to make sure that they are on track and actively engaged. Most important is the attitude at the school that kids are there to learn to love learning and to become active participants in their own education instead of "biding their time." I'm a believer that this approach can be applied at public schools! You do not need to be a private school to get these results! Also, this school has expanded and now goes through middle school grades.